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Test the performance of bike helmet materials under different weather conditions
What materials are used and why do manufacturers choose them rather than others? Does the helmet perform as well when it has been used in all weathers?
Looking at movement and how the way that ordinary people move could be improved
Design testing rig to measure relative effort required for everyday cycling
A great deal of research has been carried out on sporting cyclists and their bikes (especially racing). Not as much research on improving commuting and touring cycling has been done. This is particularly the case for the ordinary cyclist laden with luggage, carrying a child, riding over potholes or just using an older.